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for it and can't find it. other stores are calling us to see if we have it. we are completely out. >> reporter: potassium iodine helps protect the thyroid gland from a certain type of exposure. even though they say the risk in the united states is low. >> there is no need for concern. >> reporter: the run is on. >> people have been coming in all day and calling. i don't think in the time i have worked here that this is sought after. >> reporter: the demand has shot up on the internet. usually the pills cost about $1. the current price has skyrocketed to about $10 each. >> it shows we have no control over anything really. >> it is not just the pills that have run out. this herb has iodine in it. all gone. if you are really desperate there are alternatives that are still available, including this powdered kelp or dried kelp. >> just as my wife and i have a modest store of dried foods and water and, you know, know where our medicines are, i also that i that under present circumstances it is a good idea to be able to have some potassium iodine on hand. >> it is worth repeating experts from the fed
that is already melting down used plutonium. the white house is warning u.s. citizens to stay at least 50 miles away from that site, far more than the 20 miles japan is recommending. and millions have minimal food and water and are living in snowy and rainy conditions. more than 4300 are confirmed dead but officials believe that number will jump above 10,000. >>> another day of talk about a nuclear meltdown has touched off debate about radiation levels. now, most health experts agree that we have little to fear. simon perez has more on how people are exposed to radiation in their life every day. simon. >> reporter: dana, a lot of people are concerned about what is happening in japan and whether it could actually cross the pacific ocean and get here to california and the united states. but the fact of the matter is radiation is already here as you said exposed to it every day as you say. >> there is no way to avoid it. it is very small amounts. >> reporter: this radiation biologist says exposure comes from a variety of sources. >> flying in an airplane. increased radiation because of the altitud
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